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A New Leaf Table Runner

To make the blocks appear to be straight set, alternate two background fabrics in the leaf blocks, then piece the same fabrics into hourglass units and side setting triangles. For stems, back a green print with no-sew fusible web, then rotary-cut the green print into strips with a pinking blade. Fabrics are from the Joy of Life collection by Mary Capan for Hoffman California Fabrics.

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Assemble Stem Units


1. Following manufacturer’s instructions, press fusible-web 3x7" rectangle onto wrong side of dark green print 4x8" rectangle; let cool. Use a pinking blade to rotary-cut fused rectangle into 23—1⁄4x2-1⁄2" stem strips. Peel off paper backings.

2. Position a stem strip diagonally on right side of a light blue print 1-1⁄2" square (Diagram 1). Following manufacturer’s instructions, fuse in place; let cool. Trim off excess stem strip that extends beyond edges of light blue print square to make a blue stem unit. Repeat to make 13 blue stem units total.

3. Using cream print 1-1⁄2" squares instead of light blue print, repeat Step 2 to make 10 cream stem units.

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